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Thursday
Nov252010

THE CATALPA RESCUE / THE IRISH ESCAPE

The most daring escape in the history of Convict Australia


1x55 Min Drama Documentary / Format: HD


Funders: BCI, RTÉ, ABC, Thirteen/WNET New York, NSW Film & Television Office

One of the great stories of the high seas - the daring rescue of six Irish rebels from a notoriously brutal penal colony in Fremantle, West Australia in 1876.

The rescue plot took two years to accomplish, required the financial assistance and silence of over 7000 Irish Americans and depended upon the ingenuity of three pivotal characters to pull off one of the greatest propaganda coups in Irish nationalist history.